Dean Racing Development & X-Fusion Race Teams Merge in 2011!


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Escondido, California – Dean Racing Development (DRD) is proud to announce the alliance of it’s professional mountain bike team with the factory X-Fusion race team for the 2011 season!  Two of the nation’s elite mountain race programs have dedicated their resources to produce a domestic cycling powerhouse.

“I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with an emerging company like X-Fusion,” said Dylan Dean, DRD owner.  “X-Fusion’s dedication to their race program and to US racing is second to none.  Judging by the efforts to develop their products and produce top of the line suspension, along with the support they offer to their race team, can only be described as inspiring.  I look forward towards developing a highly successful race program with X-Fusion  this next season.  Based on the response from potential team riders and sponsors, the team will be one to watch in 2011!”

The race program will focus its efforts in the United States by competing in the nation’s premier cycling events, including the Professional Gravity Tour (Pro GRT), Sea Otter Classic, & US Open.  In addition, the team will compete in several World Cups within North American & Europe, along with Crankworx, and select regional events & festivals.

“Joining forces with Dean Racing Development for 2011 has been a collaboration of both parties experience and vision for US racing. Dylan Dean has been at the front of reigniting gravity racing in America and is the perfect fit for this type of race program.  The combination of both program’s resources and Dylan’s complete dedication to US racing will position the team to benefit greatly. At X-Fusion we are also excited to work with a few new rider faces, some familiar ones and even a talented young junior. 2011 aspires to be a great year for American racing and the X-Fusion/DRD partnership.” – John Hauer, X-Fusion Marketing Coordinator

Committed to continue the concept of supporting both professional and developmental riders, the DRD X-Fusion program will announce it’s factory team roster in the weeks to come.

Interested partners should contact Dylan Dean at [email protected] or call 760-443-3344 for further information.

About Dean Racing Development: Dean Racing Development (DRD) is a organization founded in 2010, by industry veteran Dylan Dean, committed to develop and promote the sport of mountain bike racing within the United States.  DRD’s goal is to establish an elevated atmosphere for top cycling athletes, while guiding young talented riders for future cycling careers. Working with USA Cycling, DRD also directs the Professional Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) – the nation’s premier gravity mountain bike race series. Further information about DRD, or other assets owned &r operated by Dylan Dean, can be obtained by visiting

About X-Fusion Suspension: X-Fusion was established in 1999 as a bicycle suspension manufacture. Over the last decade, we at X-Fusion have built and supported our brand globally by establishing Distributors and Service Centers all over the world. The focus has not just been to create amazing suspension products for consumers, but to stand behind our products and build strong relationships with customers. For additional information, please visit

Source: J. Dylan Dean

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